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Building insurance

These days you can have insurance for anything and everything and it seems to be one of the necessary evils of modern life. But when it comes to a new build or renovation project, one of the necessary costs to include in your budget is construction insurance (also commonly known as contract works insurance). Very…

Building Estimates and Quotes – What you need to Know

At Kit Markin Homes we pride ourselves on openness and transparency and giving our customers the very best service possible.  As part of this commitment to our customers we provide a 10 Point Building Guarantee for every job we undertake. Points 5,6, 9 and 10 all deal with factors relating to building quotes and agreements.…

Renovations and Over-Captialising

When you look at your current home, you may be able to see its amazing potential. You may look at interior design magazines and see the similarities between the featured homes and your own – you can see the chic, modern home, your old, tired villa is yearning to be.   It may have ‘great…

5 Ways to Plan Your Life Around a Home Renovation

In an ideal world, everyone would be able to afford to move out of their home or go on holiday while any renovation work was happening in their home. The harsh reality is that sometimes we have to continue living in our home while improvement work is happening. Unfortunately, choosing to stay in the house…

Should I Build or Renovate?

A home is usually the single biggest investment you will ever make. Most home owners spend a lot of time planning their ideal home, so it pays to weigh the pros and cons around the question of renovating verses building new. Of course your situation is unique and your project will have its own set…

4 Renovation Jobs Best Left to Professional Builders

When you first start thinking about renovations to your home, sometimes it can be easy to think “how hard can it be? I can do that myself.” But you don’t have to look far, to find that inexperience, budget blowouts, time pressures and hidden problems can cause major headaches for the enthusiastic home handyman –…